Earth Day Symposium
Regional Sustainability: Vision and Reality
WHEN: April 1-2, 2014
Registration and breakfast begin at 8am, presentations begin at 8:30am. Poster Session starts at 3:30pm and includes a reception for all attendees.
Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30am, presentations begin at 9am. Scheduled programming ends at 2pm.
WHAT: The Earth Day Symposium provides educational and networking opportunities for local government officials, community leaders, and professionals from diverse backgrounds in the planning and environmental fields. This year’s Symposium, “Regional Sustainability: Vision and Reality”, will be presented in partnership with OneSTL, and sponsored by St. Louis University’s Center for Sustainability.
WHERE: Powder Valley Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Early Registration (January 15 – February 28)
Full program (April 1-2) – $90
April 1 – $70
April 2 – $45
Regular Registration (March 1 – March 25)
Full program (April 1-2) – $125
April 1 – $85
April 2 – $60
Non-profit or government groups:
After the first full-priced registration, additional registrations are discounted by 50%.
After the first two full-priced registrations, additional registrations are 25% off.
If you would like to register as a group, please contact email@example.com for registration instructions.
Discounts are available at the point of registration for employees/members of sponsor organizations and students.
To view full pricing details, click here: Symposium Prices_2014
2014 Program Overview
A plan provides a pathway for converting a vision of the future into a reality. The theme of the 2014 Symposium uses the goals and objectives of the newly adopted regional plan for sustainable development (OneSTL) as a starting point; topics and presentations will share case studies, best practices and strategies for implementing projects that will contribute to achieving the plan’s goals. A plan that encompasses the region involves many stakeholders and invites all of them to do their part and work together to create economically competitive, opportunity-rich and environmentally healthy communities that serve as the backbone of a sustainable St. Louis region
Attendees will learn about the regional plan, understand how their community or organization can participate by working towards shared goals for the greater region, and gain access to tools and information to put strategies into practice.
The OneSTL is the outcome of a 3-year planning process funded by a grant received by East-West Gateway Council of Governments and 10 partners through HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative. View the plan at OneSTL.org.
Continuing Education Credits Available: ASCE, ASLA, AICP, APA
A draft agenda can be viewed here. The final agenda will be posted by March 1.
GREEN: Protect and enhance the quality of water, air, land and biodiversity in order to maintain a healthy population, economy, and ecosystem.
EFFICIENT: Promote regional energy and resource efficiency to maintain the health, safety and economic vitality of our communities.
PREPARED: Equip the regions’ communities with the infrastructure, knowledge, communications, and partnerships to be safe and resilient.
Call for Submissions
St. Louis Earth Day is seeking proposals for poster presentations by municipalities, organizations, companies and academics on innovative sustainability projects, programs and research. Presentations can either be on a printed display or on a scrolling powerpoint presentation. Poster displays will be viewed throughout the event, with a special reception for poster presentations from 3:30p-5p on April 1. Proposals should be submitted through our online form. View complete Call for Presentations.
Participation in the Symposium provides an outstanding opportunity to support important programming, raise your visibility in the bi-state St. Louis region, network with other professionals, and share your experience and expertise with area decision makers.
Deadline: March 10, 2014
Symposium Partners & Sponsors
Academy of Science – St. Louis • American Planning Association – St. Louis • American Society of Civil Engineers – St. Louis • American Society of Landscape Architects – St. Louis • CannonDesign • East-West Gateway Council of Governments • Elkay • Franciscan Sisters of Mary • Greenway Network • Horticulture Co-op of Metro St. Louis • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District • Missouri American Water • Missouri Botanical Garden • Missouri Department of Conservation • Missouri Department of Natural Resources • OneSTL • SCI Engineering • St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium • St. Louis University – Center for Sustainability • US Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter
Symposium Planning Committee
Year after year, the Symposium is stitched together by a team of volunteer professionals and community leaders under the facilitation of St. Louis Earth Day. Without their help, the event would pale in comparison to the vibrant program that returns year after year, adapting to reflect the interests of the planning committee and the most pressing environmental issues of the day. Meet the 2014 committee members.
Interested in being part of our planning committee?
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.